The Chesapeake Bay is one of our most treasured resources.
It is the largest estuary in the United States. It is a true wonder of the world and it lies in our backyard.
In the 1970s, our bay was in critical condition on the point of extinction. Thankfully, legislation like the clean air and water act of 1972 helped the bay recuperate and thrive.Further, the Bay Restoration Fund – Senate Bill 320 which was passed on May 26, 2004, also helped the state make great strides in cleaning up our waterways. Its health has improved over the past 5 years creating real potential for growth to the crab and oysters population. Our local seafood industry will thrive if these efforts are continued.
We must keep clean water and clean air front and center on the agenda.
Recent proposals by Trump along with many of his Republican leaders to give the states rather than the EPA the ultimate decision making authority over our national waters is a BAD IDEA. Under Trump, there are 67 environmental rules on the way out. Please see this article :https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/05/climate/trump-environment-rules-reversed.html.
We need to do everything we can to save our most valuable resource. Vote Democratic.
- Let save the bay.
- Let’s stop the Potomac Pipeline.
- Let’s save our Drinking Water.
- Let’s protect our air.
Please see this article:http://www.cbf.org/issues/what-we-have-to-lose/